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Once there was this kid who took a trip to Singapore and brought along his spray paint

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1st and 10: Media Day

That competition at the quarterback spot is not unlike any of the other spots. They got to earn it. The first day, I didn't think anybody separated themselves. Yesterday Ryan (Willis) had a really good day, really good day. He stood out yesterday.

Kansas QB Ryan Willis putting spring setback behind him | KUsports.com

In one sense, Willis’ injury misfortune might even actually have helped him in one sense. He found a new appreciation for studying video when he wasn’t allowed to throw. Once cleared to resume his life as a quarterback, Willis left a positive impression on his mentor/competitor. Cozart could tell Willis wouldn’t let his time away catch up with him.

Notebook: Dorance Armstrong Jr. to miss time at KU football practices | KUsports.com

“He’s gonna be fine,” the second-year KU coach added. “We’ve had him evaluated by our doctors. We know what that guy can do. We’re not gonna put him out there for a couple of days and let him heal up. He’ll make a full recovery, he’ll be good. Like I said, he’s fine.”

Why it might actually be OK to get excited about KU football's 2 Alabama transfers | Tale of the Tait | KUsports.com

I get it. I was duped too. And maybe if things were different in some ways or if they had come at a different time, those former transfers would have enjoyed terrific careers at KU and this narrative would be completely different. But that didn’t happen. So those guys and many others who followed in their footsteps immediately were labeled as busts, has-beens or never-would-bes because the guys before them didn’t quite pan out.

Women's Bball - Globe-Trotting Jayhawks to Face Tough Competition Overseas

From Aug. 8-18, the KU team and staff will embark on a 10-day tour through France and Switzerland, as the Jayhawks will play four games against foreign teams. The tough competition in various cities throughout the tour will challenge KU on the court in preparation for the 2016-17 season. Although the teams Kansas will face are new to the coaches and team, Schneider knows that the competition will make his team better with each game.

Jayhawks one of four schools in running for 4-star guard Chaundee Brown | KUsports.com

Brown trimmed his final list to four this weekend, with Florida joining KU, Wake and Maryland. He announced his finalists on Twitter.

Five-star shooting guard cuts list to five – CollegeBasketballTalk

John Petty, a top 20 prospect and one of the best shooting guards in the Class of 2017, has announced his top five schools: Kentucky, Alabama, Kansas, UConn and Florida State.

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ACC reportedly nearing decision on 8 or 9-game conference schedule – CollegeFootballTalk

The ACC is reportedly nearing the end of a long discussion on whether or not to expand its conference slate from eight to nine games, with athletics directors set to speak on Friday and the issue at the top of the agenda.

New Mexico makes pitch to Big 12 - Mountain West Connection

On July 22, New Mexico sent a letter to the Big 12 about joining their league.

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Alex Rodriguez is retiring in the only way that makes sense - SBNation.com

After next week, Alex Rodriguez won't be a baseball player anymore. If it feels sudden, that's because it had to.

The Olympic Spirit is dead ... just ask Russia's Paralympic team - Dan Wetzel

So an entire nation is banned from what should be a showcase for the most resilient, talented and inspirational among us. Athletes, regardless of nationality, deserve immense respect for finding a way to overcome the loss of limb or other physical limitation to compete globally in sport.